AP-IBTPM-3165: Interim Project Manager – SAP Implementation
  • Consultant:
    Ian Williams
  • Published:
    12 Apr 2019
  • Location:
    South Yorkshire - South Yorkshire
  • Sector:
    Engineering and manufacturing
  • Type:
    Contract
  • Offering:
    To £650/Day
  • Start Date:
    ASAP
Job Description:
Our client who are in the “Home Appliances” manufacturing and distribution market, are now looking for an Interim Business Transformation Project Manager who has experience in SAP implementation to join them for an 18 months contract term at their site in South Yorkshire.

Role Purpose

Responsible for ensuring the efficient and effective management of the deployment of SAP 4HANA within the business. This role will interface with the central Programme and Change teams, based at HQ in Dublin, to establish the planning and sequencing of project and change activities to be undertaken within the businesses to deliver the required process and support the local cultural changes. In addition to leading and executing the defined project plan, the role holder will also be required to support employee adoption and usage of the new operating system post-deployment. As a result of supporting two businesses within a wider Division, the timely management of communication and stakeholder engagement will be a critical factor in the achievement of success.

Key Responsibilities

  • Define the scope, goals and deliverables related to the identified change impacts within the businesses.
  • Define and the necessary tasks, in detail, and accurately estimate the associated time schedule to deliver those goals in line with the wider project timescales.
  • Agree how the tasks will be resourced and engage with relevant parties to ensure they can be delivered in an effective and efficient manner in line with agreed milestone dates.
  • Organise, mobilise and motivate the allocated resources as required throughout the life of the project.
  • Identify, evaluate and manage any project related issues / risks which arise during the period pre, during and post deployment.
  • Ensure project governance is adhered to and that future ‘to be’ governance principles are clearly documented, communicated and monitored following the deployment of the system.
  • Act as a bridge between the Programme Office teams, Process Owners (Global, Business and Local) to ensure that all teams are collaborating effectively to deliver the tasks and milestones.
  • Work in collaboration with the functional leaders to identify any business readiness gaps which need to be addressed to ensure the long-term success of the project.
  • Create and implement business relevant action plans that maximize colleague adoption, drive usage and minimise resistance and / or attempts to revert to previous processes / ways of working.
  • Recognise and log potential improvements post-deployment to ensure continuous improvement as the businesses embed the new ways of working.
  • Provide support and coaching to all levels of Managers and Supervisors as they help their direct reports through transitions to ensure the defined operating principles are adhered to.
  • Monitor progress and report on all project KPI’s as required by the business units and / or the Programme Office.
  • Share and adopt best practices with GDHA and GDHV counterparts to support consistency of project delivery across the wider Group business.

Skills/Experience

  • Recognised Project Management qualification
  • Track record of delivering complex large-scale SAP projects across varied business units, functions and sites
  • Ability to identify, resolve issues and mitigate risk through deploying a mix of analysis, knowledge, tools
  • Understanding of the change cycle and how people progress through it
  • Proven ability to lead cross functional teams within a matrix and somewhat virtual environment
  • Understanding of change management processes, methodologies and tools would be beneficial
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent active listening skills
  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences
  • Excellent analytical and presentation skills
  • Degree educated

    Qualities

  • Thinks at a holistic business not functional level
  • Acute business acumen and understanding of organisational issues and challenges
  • Ability to lead others through an evolving landscape to deliver a common goal
  • Confident in dealing with challenging situations and speaks up as a duty, not an option
  • Pro-active approach to issue resolution and creative idea generation
  • Resilient and tenacious with a propensity to persevere
  • Flexible, adaptable and able to work un-supervised
  • Builds strong and trusted relationships at multiple levels
  • Ability to keep multi-dimensional teams working together efficiently
  • Displays personal drive, resilience and enthusiasm

This role is expected to last until Sept 2020

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